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Updated 31 Jan 2018

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Trafigura CEO Jeremy Weir
Jeremy Weir
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Good experience but can be tough at times"

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    Former Employee - Junior Trader in Geneva
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trafigura full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment and you get to work with some of the most talented minds in the industry. Front office roles offer lots to learn and room to grow.

    Cons

    Tough environment with long working hours and plenty of internal politics. Very difficult to break into senior management as it's run by an "old guard" very closed network of senior traders. Back/Middle office roles seem very process driven with high turnover.

    Trafigura2018-02-01
  2. Helpful (5)

    "International Trader Programme"

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    Current Employee - Junior Trader in Geneva
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trafigura full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Responsibility - biggest benefit for me. No doubts about it, you're thrown straight in and most will handle very real money from Day 1. Risk appetite - much better appetite and pace than majors.

    Cons

    Management is crap - young traders are worth nothing to them and stepped upon all the time. Questionable hiring - Every quarter about 3-5 people are hired and most of us scratch our heads at the what the additional people are going to do. Some are smart and hired for regional offices, others are clearly bank people with no clue on physical trading. Before you know it, they fire an equal number of people internally...

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    Advice to Management

    Train the Indian office better. Traders need to focus on making money rather than watching over their operators, deals desk and the contracts team over prior deal execution! Warn 3 months before you fire. Have some logic when you do. More than one person per account. More inclusive work attitude especially management to junior traders.

    Trafigura2017-06-26
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Junior Oil Trader in Geneva, IL

    I have been working at Trafigura

    Pros

    You get to work across various functions inside the company.

    Cons

    Long working hours and is only good for people without family

    Advice to Management

    Stress on training and work life balance.

    Trafigura2015-10-05
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